systems analysis

systems analysis


: the process of studying a procedure or business in order to identify its goals and purposes and create systems and procedures that will achieve them in an efficient way

Full Definition of SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

:  the act, process, or profession of studying an activity (as a procedure, a business, or a physiological function) typically by mathematical means in order to define its goals or purposes and to discover operations and procedures for accomplishing them most efficiently
systems analyst noun


circa 1950

systems analysis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In information processing, a phase of systems engineering. The principal objective of the systems-analysis phase is the specification of what the system needs to do to meet the requirements of end users. In the systems-design phase such specifications are converted to a hierarchy of charts that define the data required and the processes to be carried out on the data so that they can be expressed as instructions of a computer program. Many information systems are implemented with generic software, rather than with such custom-built programs.


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